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I recommend reading Oishii Kankei. It’s been a long time since I’ve read it, but I remember the heroine being very inspiring and cute.
the themes and ratings of the show are josei but it ended up in a shojo magazine.
The show could be considered either shojo or josei depending on the person due to the rated-r themes in the show.
I saw Mars in every mangashop for years and considered it ugly because of the weird albino covers. Then many years later I happened to have the chance to read it because someone else owned it and enjoyed it a lot actually. I am not a fan of shoujo besides magical girls series but Josei is mostly great.
I am just sad it's the genres with the lowest amount of anime adaptions since the joseai crowd doesn't seem to be into anime I think? They never sell well so nobody adapts them which is sad, I loved that one Josei with the ghost husband and the flower shop a lot that aired 10 years ago or something.
it takes 5 seconds to google to see that most people call it a genre.
I agree its not correct, but Op is not wrong considering most people call it a genre.
YES NANA SURPREMACY
I wonder if this thread was inspired by the nana discussion in the anime thread…
>>258855>it takes 5 seconds to google to see that most people call it a genre.
Most people are retards. If most people decided to jump off a cliff because it's funny you'd do it too? Josei is literally one of the words for "woman" in Japanese so it's the target demographic for these manga. Of course they're going to give similar vibes overall because all these manga are for the same audience, adult, grown women but still. Shit like this is why we have weird shit like Black Butler being published in a shonen magazine when it's clearly attracting way more female readers and it would have been classified as a shojo manga in the 90s instead. Now the target audience of a manga isn't always the actual audience like how Gintama is a shonen manga but most of its readers are adult women but that's another topic.>>258861
I wouldn't be surprised. Anyway, fuck Takumi, fuck Reira the pedo, fuck Shoji and fuck Sachiko.
Rakugo Shinjuu, manga by Umino Chika (Honey and Clover, March comes in like a lion), Kuragehime>>259097
I think anything that has a 25+ office lady and isn't "mommy/milf" porn gets tagged by josei because I guess they think that'll interest adult women? I can only guess, but that's the type of shit I see appear under Josei sometimes
IME most josei porn is
just an self insert office lady with a pornstar body and no personality being fucked by some handsome scumbag moid. I guess Japanese women eat that shit up, the only difference from male-targeted hentai is that it's a bishounen instead of some faceless mob guy abusing her.
Ugh, same. It was my favourite anime right up until that. I choose to believe that Konatsu just said that to troll with the reporter because otherwise it pisses me off too much. So much time was spent emphasising the father/daughter relationship between Konatsu and Kiku, so to reveal that
is just revolting and infuriating.
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It felt like even more of a betrayal because of the heavy, heavy fujobait. Actually I think calling it fujobait does it a disservice, it would have been a legitimately poignant and believable plot point to have Kiku in love with Sukeroku one sidedly. Fuuuck I'm so mad but I still loved it so much.
oh damn and here i made my post >>259515
because i thought you were all talking about bunny drop. But it looks like you are talking about another pedo josei manga.
Japanese women….please learn to love yourselves.
One of my favorite stories I've rewatched a lot because it was like the only dubbed anime I like on our channels, Honey and Clover, also ends the same way, where her guardian (blood-related) figure "wins " in the end against her two age-appropriate suitors, because she's hospitalized and needs his endless support, and he confesses he's in love with her
. Although Hagu herself is a really fucking weird character, a literal "legal loli" with the sensibility of a little kid, so it's pretty weird. But there are so few non-coomer anime in the college setting, especially about artists and proper male-female friendships, that I'm happy to at least have this.
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Petshop of Horrors (never read it myself)
Also I just found out that Shirokuma Café is josei!
Even with the gross reveal, I do still think that the tension between Kiku and Sukeroku was intentional and that Kiku is canonically supposed to be in love with Sukeroku, since the mangaka does mostly do BL. If anything, I could see Kiku being Shinnosuke's father as just some fucked up roundabout way for Kiku and Sukeroku to have a child, since so much attention is called to how similar Shinnosuke is to both of them. Of course, the same effect is achieved just by leaving Kiku and Konatsu as a purely familial relationship so that Konatsu is the metaphorical child between Kiku and Sukeroku, which she was already established to be anyways, and Shinnosuke is like their grandson, which he was already established to be anyways. Ugh, at this point I'm just grasping at the straws to try and justify the ending because otherwise Rakugo Shinjuu is the perfect josei anime, but fucking srsly, what was the point of that disgusting swerve? It undermines pretty much everything about the show.
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Reading this cute manga and vicariously living my dream of being a ceramist through the characters.
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I'm late but I have to sperg about Usagi Drop. Daikichi hates the mom but she herself said that the grandpa convinced her to keep the baby and then started resenting him for it. She never wanted the kid. It was always the disgusting grandpa moid manipulating a much younger woman. Also I haven't reached the ending yet. Currently at chapter 20
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I recommend this one, although it might have too heavy themes for some.